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I’ll never forget my first day at primary school
You bounded into the classroom, flashing a gap tooth smile
With your blonde curly hair and blue eyes, I was smitten
My first crush at the tender age of five!
Over the years we became inseparable
Then one day you told me terrible news
Your dad had a promotion and you were leaving the area
We both sobbed buckets of tears and vowed to stay in touch.
Letters flew between us like arrows, then suddenly they stopped

Years passed and I married then subsequently divorced
When moving house I came across your letters
I’d kept them in an old shoebox, they were tied with blue ribbon.
I sat reminiscing wondering how your life had panned out 
Months later I joined friends re-united - 
To my amazement I found your name 
I was overjoyed when you replied to my contact
We had so much to talk about and a lot of catching up to do
I was hesitant when you suggested meeting 
Would those childhood feelings still be the same?
The minute I saw you at the station my heart pounded
Still the same steel blue eyes, but a lot less hair!
We talked late into the small hours of the night
and when we kissed … I felt like a teenager again!

We had a whirlwind romance and married three months later
So blissfully happy, making up for lost time …
Until ….the day you’d gone to buy my birthday present
Normally we’d have been together but you wanted to surprise me
You kissed me on the cheek, drove off on your motorbike into the distance 
My memory of what happened next is so hazy
All I remember is a knock on the door
Two policemen were standing there
… I started to scream

A love lost then found, only to lose again
Sponsored by Brenda Chiri-Carroll



Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 7/28/2016 2:07:00 AM

    Thumbs up on the imagery! Must say; I could feel it... And, had you not commented on one of my poems; I wonder what it would be like between you and I? If things were different they wouldn't be the same... Poetry in motion/action... It's personally refreshing.
  1. Date: 7/28/2016 1:34:00 AM

    wow, Jan What an imagination. I had no clue how to do this contest. I wish I would have thought of this!!! SEVEN
  1. Date: 7/28/2016 12:11:00 AM

    Seems happy endings aren't a given anymore. Powerful write, dear. Always did love blue eyes! Thanks for your recent visit. I've been away. Can't seem to find the words....Hugs, dear.
  1. Date: 7/28/2016 12:05:00 AM

    Very good!
  1. Date: 7/27/2016 7:08:00 PM

    Hi Jan you can always come up with a great story, my friend. You have a great talent for this kind of writing. I enjoyd your write very much....Peter
  1. Date: 7/27/2016 6:40:00 PM

    Jan , you sure can write a believable story, this is a real winner, your muse is on fire ~
  1. Date: 7/27/2016 6:20:00 PM

    What a stirring emotional write, kept me on the edge of my seat, and then the end...well just amazing!!! I think we have another first place are definitely on a roll!A7
  1. Date: 7/27/2016 4:09:00 PM

    a riveting story, jan, and you kept me intrigued until the very end. glad that it's fictional! best of luck in the contest...
  1. Date: 7/27/2016 3:56:00 PM

    Such a tender, heartfelt story, only to end with such heartache. I really love this, Jan. You've written it beautifully. LOVE!
  1. Date: 7/27/2016 3:12:00 PM

    A couple of twists Jan...just wonderful...In todays world it is so easy for the kids to stay in touch. My son had a classmate move away 4 years ago and at least a couple days a week him and all his friends connect together on XBOX live.
  1. Date: 7/27/2016 2:42:00 PM

    Excellent story, Jan. Like the unexpected twist at the end. Good luck with the contest. Barry.